Rebecca Ungerman and Josh Westbrook Performing at Mainline Art and Cocktails

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This Thursday October 15th 9pm-midnight, see these two smiling faces in person at The Mainline Art and Cocktails! Rebecca Ungerman and Josh Westbrook will be performing many of your jazz favorites and maybe a few surprises, as you enjoy Mainline’s fantastic artwork and delicious beverages.

This event is presented by TulsaJazz. Com and The Tulsa Jazz Music Group.

Additional Show Information :

Day/Date: Thursday October 15th 9 pm-Midnight

Location: 111 North Main Street Tulsa, OK 74103

Phone: 918-629-0342

Website: http://www.rebeccaungerman.com/

Website: http://mainlineartok.com/

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Rebecca Ungerman and Josh Westbrook Performing at Lucky’s on the Green for “Tuesday Night Live”

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 “Tuesday Night Live” at the Guthrie Green Presents Rebecca Ungerman!

Bring your friends, family, and neighbors join us for “Tuesday Night Live” every Tuesday from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm in September and October, enjoy multiple food vendors, live music, and have lots of fun!

Rebecca Ungerman and Josh Westbrook will be performing this Tuesday September 8th from 7 30 to 9 30 pm at Lucky’s on the Green, it’s the 2nd of a series of live music performances that will continue every Tuesday until October 27th.tuesday night live guthrie green

This event is the parks newest and is hosted by the Guthrie Green along with Lucky’s on the Green and TulsaJazz.com .

Tuesday Dinner Options at Guthrie Green:
Lucky’s on the Green
Creole Food Truck
Andolini’s Pizza
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Masa
Mangiamo’s
Wild Al’s
Josh’s Sno Shack
Mod’s Crepes

Additional Information:

Date/Time: Tuesday  September 8th, 2015  7 30 pm-9 30 pm

Location: 111 E Mathew B. Brady St, Tulsa, OK 74103

Phone: (918) 574-2421

Rebecca Ungerman: http://www.rebeccaungerman.com/

Lucky’s on the Green: https://www.guthriegreen.com/luckys-green

Guthrie Green: https://www.guthriegreen.com/events

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“Midnight Social Club” Farewell Performance at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

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Midnight Social Club Brings Musical Farewell to Jazz Depot Friday

The SummerStage theater festival, that Tulsa audiences first met the four fictional ladies who provided the entertainment at a not-quite-first class 1930s bistro called the Midnight Social Club. Played by top Tulsa vocalists Cindy Cain (as club owner Violett Redd), Rebecca Ungerman (Garnett McGee), Pam Van Dyke Crosby (Stella Moon), and Annie Ellicott (Little Ruby) in a production calledBackstage at the Midnight Social Club, the characters proved to be so popular that they appeared in a second production, Onstage at the Midnight Social Club, and have performed occasionally in various configurations at Tulsa venues ever since.

Now, however, the Midnight Social Club appears to be shutting its doors for good. As Crosby notes, “Violett’s selling the club, Garnett’s going back on the road, Little Ruby’s moving to the big city, and Stella’s marrying her longtime boyfriend, Doghouse Bill.”

It is, at least partially, a case of art imitating life. Stella’s betrothed, who’s also the bassist in the Midnight Social Club band, is in real life Bill Crosby, Pam’s husband. And Ellicott really is moving away from Tulsa, something that comes as a blow to area jazz fans.

“Annie’s moving to San Francisco,” says Pam. “And even though she may be coming back from time to time, we probably won’t get a chance to do this again. So this will be the last time to see the four of us together doing the material from both of those shows, Backstage and Onstage.

Hence the name of Friday’s production, The Midnight Social Club – Last Chance. Pam stresses, however, that the Jazz Depot production is less a play than a show and dance.

“We’re going to act like our characters, but we’re just going to have a few lines,” she explains. “It’s going to be a show, but it’s also for dancing. We’ll be doing swing and Latin andfoxtrots. Since the club setting is in the 1930s, the songs we’re doing are from that era, except that there are a couple of originals.”

Chances are good that one of those originals will be the Cain-penned number that brought all the ladies of the Midnight Social Club together in the first place.

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“P. Casey Morgan wrote the original script for The Midnight Social Club,” she says, “Cindy Cain had wanted all of us to work together, and she wrote an opening song and had the idea for us all to be in a club. Then, we all kind of wrote our own characters and came up with the names and the name of the club.

“Violett Redd was the owner of the club, and when she took it over, she called my character, Stella Moon. I was a singer doing things in another town. Then, a friend of hers just kind of showed up one day and asked for a job. That was Garnett, played by Rebecca. So the three of us were singing together in the Midnight Social Club – which was, well, a little less than an A-1 nightclub.”

She laughs.

Then, unexpectedly, Little Ruby showed up. Violett Redd was her aunt, and she’d run away from home because her parents wanted her to marry a local pig farmer. She came to town and sang `Real Cowboy Girl’ and then got changed and became more sophisticated.”

In addition to the four vocalists playing those parts, all of the musicians involved in Friday’s production of The Midnight Social Club – Last Chance were on board for the first show back in 2008. They include Jeff Newsome on piano, Wade Robertson on drums, and “Doghouse Bill” Crosby on bass.

Those players also appeared on the original-cast CD, Backstage at the Midnight Social Club,which will be available for purchase at Friday’s show.

 The Midnight Social Club – Last Chancepresented by Sweet and Hot Productions, is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, located in downtown Tulsa’sJazz Depot, 111 E. First Street. The show is presented in conjunction with the Brady Arts District’s First Friday Art Crawl. Admission is $10 at the door, with advance tickets available from Bettie Downing at 918-281-8609.

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Tulsa Gridiron at the Tulsa PAC’s Liddy Doenges Theater

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The 81st annual Tulsa Gridiron is Feb. 7-8 at the Tulsa PAC’s Liddy Doenges Theater. Titled “Government Ain’t Twerking: I’ll See Your Shutdown and Raise You the Debt Limit,” this year’s show will feature Julie Chin and Kathy Taylor as co-interlocutors with City Councilor Blake Ewing receiving the Roasting Ear Award. Help us raise scholarship funds for communications students by spending a night laughing and poking fun at local, state and national headlines.

The 2014 Gridiron Cast features: Ross Adkins, Bob Ball, Ed Bettinger, Caitlin Cash, Carson Cash, Darrell Christopher, John Cory, Kelly Cory, Susan Dergoul, Jane Duenner, Ashlee Elmore, Angela Flax, Weydan Flax, Joan Gallo, Dave Garcia, Paul Henry, Liz Hunt, DJ Morrow Ingram, Sharon King Davis, Karen Klein, Crystal Kline, Rebecca Marks, Liz Masters, Jennifer Paxton, Linda Reeves, Claudette Rogers, Cynthia Simmons, Garry Smith, Rebecca Ungerman, Renee’ Walker, Cecilia Wessinger, J.D. Wessinger, Mandy Winton, and Delaney Zumwalt.

Music director: Rob Muraoka

Directed by Rebecca Ungerman

Emcees:  Julie Chin, Kathy Taylor

2014 Roasting Ear Recipient (presented Feb. 8):  Blake Ewing, Tulsa City Council member, and entrepreneur.

For more information click here: http://tulsagridiron.org/

Tickets can be purchased at the PAC box office or online at
http://tulsapac.com/events.asp?id=92&eventid=2701&task=display

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The Weekend…It’s not over yet!

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For those of you who think that the weekend ends after the last club closes on Saturday night…we beg to differ!

There a nine, count em’ nine, live jazz events occurring within the next 24 hours and by the way , today is Sunday!

Here’s a listing of them so you can plan accordingly:

Sunday

5:00-7:00 Luisza Cornelius & Darell Christopher in Concert at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

6:00-9:00 Mark Bruner and Shelby Eicher @ Full Moon Cafe

6:00-10:00 Myron Oliver and MyRock at Los Cabos Jenks

6:30-9:30 Cynthia Simmons at Smoke on Cherry St.

7:00-10:00 Olivia Duhon at Doc’s on Brookside

7:00-10:00 Jack Wolfe Quartet at Bodean Lounge

Monday

11:00-1:00 Lunch with Rebecca Ungerman at Whole Foods Market

8:00-10:00 Cypher 120 with Written Quincey at The Creative Room

9:00-11:30 Mike Cameron Trio at Hodges Bend

For more information about any of the events listed above click here: Events Around Town

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An Evening of Cabaret at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center June 15,2013

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One stage, two shows featuring two of Tulsa’s premiere Jazz singers, one incredible evening!

In an unprecedented evening of entertainment, Spinning Plates Productions takes over the Charles E. Norman Theater for TWO original cabaret performances from a couple of truly talented ladies. At 7 pm, it’s ‘Why Cyn Sings Jazz—The Vocal Evolution of Cynthia Simmons.’ New and old Simmons’ fans alike will thrill to hear the circuitous musical journey that led Cyn to both devour and deliver the Great American Song Book.

Then we’re giving our brave patrons who attend both shows a 30 minute break to recover and re-hydrate.

At 9 pm, Rebecca Ungerman IS Queen Cleofis in ‘Queen Cleofis Comes Home’. Of all the twisted cabaret shows Ungerman has written & starred in, this may just be the most twisted fun. A must see for fans of Tulsa’s Favorite Stage Performer (Tulsa People Magazine)!!

Tickets available at myticketoffice.com OR, for the best service without all the additional fees, at the PAC box office.

Tulsa Performing Arts Center
110 E 2nd St., Tulsa, OK 74103

administrative office:(918) 596-7122

ticket office:(918) 596-7111

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